Bridal Diaries with Kalyan Jewellers
WeddingSutra and Kalyan Jewellers bring to you bridal looks from across the country.
On a day that is all about what you hold precious, your jewellery must resonate with your style and taste. The latest edition of Bridal Diaries showcased the cultures and characteristics of brides from across the country courtesy Kalyan Jewellers collection. With its legacy of over a century, the brand has developed a deep understanding of local tastes and preferences and brings to the modern day bride fine jewellery in both, traditional and contemporary designs.
Through this collaboration, WeddingSutra explored diverse looks that represented brides from four vastly different regions of India. The shoot took place at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Mumbai. The hotel with its versatile spaces made for an ideal canvas for each of the looks that were curated using jewels crafted by Kalyan Jewellers.
The team at The Wedding Salad were on their toes all day cataloging the inspiration the day had in store. The Finale Events created a striking setup that elevated the grandeur of it all.
The rambunctious Punjabi wedding features a lively, spirited bride and so the look demanded bold colors and heavy jewellery. This choker style polki necklace features a row of floral motifs with uncut diamonds and rubies. A pendant suspended from the center as pique, with delicate gold leaves as trim on the edges of this elaborate piece, paired with a maang tikka and earrings – this was a gorgeous look. The kalire hung from her bangles brought out a quintessential Punjabi feel. The ornaments from Kalyan Jewellers went perfectly with a deep blue lehenga by Abhinav Mishra, the silver work on the outfit enhancing the brilliance of the diamonds.
The women of Maharashtra love their necklaces and this is most evident on their wedding days. The bride here wore three layers of neck pieces; the delicate thushi, (choker) is made of gold beads and is elemental for an authentic Maharashtrian bridal look. The next addition as a necklace that offered a modern take on the traditional mohan mala. The third one was the saaj (haar), which, in unison with the traditional curved Brahmani nath put her in the league of the Peshwas. The yellow and orange in her outfit by Anushree Reddy played up the color of the jewellery by Kalyan Jewellers and the minimal makeup brought a sense of youthfulness and balance to the final look.
The jewellery from the state whose name literally translates to ‘Land of Kings’ ought to look like it belongs to the royal treasury. The bride’s magnificent Rajasthani aad (choker)crafted in gold is typical of this region’s aesthetic. The details on the neck piece were enhanced with uncut diamonds and an emerald as the center stone. The borla (maang tikka) was worn along with a gold mathapatti bringing another facet of Rajasthani style. Tiered jhumkis and a delicate nath framed her face and bold kadas completed the look. While the jewellery from Kalyan Jewellers for this look was all very traditional, the makeup and clothes brought in a contemporary touch. Smokey eyes and a modern red lehenga by Anushree Reddy ensured that the overall appearance was a current classic.
Jadau jewellery has been a favorite amongst the royals of India and it was no different when it came to the Nizams. One of the most notable features in this Hyderabadi bride’s appearance was the exquisite jhoomar that rested gracefully on her head. The pearl details, the complex gold designs and emerald trimmings, all harmonized perfectly to create this piece. Another signature style was apparent in the elaborate gulband (choker) around her neck. The lattice-like designs featured a mix of uncut diamonds and pearls that resonated with the nath crafted using the same precious gems and stones. The subdued color palette of her outfit by Seema Gujral enhanced the appearance of the jewels from Kalyan Jewellers and the tone-on-tone work ensured that the attire was fit for a queenly bride.
Jewellery: Kalyan Jewellers
Location: The Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Bride Outfits: Abhinav Mishra, Anushree Reddy, Seema Gujral (all available at Aza)
Makeup Artist: Shaili Shah (Punjabi and Rajasthani looks), Vrinda Makhija (Maharashtrian and Nizami looks)
Model: Ria Nair and Ashna Khan for TFM India
Decor: The Finale Events
Photography: The Wedding Salad